India plays its last group match, and Away match for many months to come. Winning the toss first time in series, Dhoni elected to bowl with an eye on the bonus point that gives them 50% chance to stay alive. SL made their dream more difficult as with centuries from Dilshan and not-in-form Sanga, they scored 320/4. To keep hopes alive India must win in 40 overs. And, the World Champions showed why they won the World Cup, won the match in 37th over.
- Kohli received MOM for 8th time in ODI.
Sangakkara hit 13th ODI century.
Dilshan hit 11th ODI century, equalling his highest ODI score.
220-run partnership between Dilshan and Sangakkara is the biggest 2nd wicket partnership at Hobart.
SL recorded their best 2nd wicket partnership in ODI against any country.
100 run 11.1 overs by India is the fastest by any team in the triseries.
115-run 3rd wicket stand between Gambhir and Kohli is the first century stand by India in 2012 triseries for any wicket.
120-run unbeaten stand between Kohli and Raina for 4th wicket.
Gambhir hit his 31st ODI half-century.
Kohli hit his 9th ODI century.
India win 62nd ODI against SL.
Malinga conceded more than 90-runs for the first time in his ODI career.
12.52 economy rate of Malinga’s is the worst by any ODI bowler who bowled more than 5-overs.
India is the 2nd team to chase 300-plus target in less than 40-overs, after SL.
India has now conceded 300-plus runs 56 times, most by any team.
20th instance of an ODI having 3 centuries, including one instance of 4 centuries in an ODI.
India scored their highest total in Australia in ODI.
India achieved their third best ODI chase.
with 62 wickets Zaheer Khan has surpassed Harbhajan’s record of 61 wickets against SL.
SL amassed the first 300-plus score of the series.
Sri Lanka innings (50 overs maximum)
- Jayawardene c Sehwag b Jadeja 22 runs 33 balls 1 four 1 six
Dilshan not out 160 runs 165 balls 11 4s 3 6s
Sangakkaraâ€ b Kumar 105 runs 87 balls 8 4s 2 6s
Perera run out 3 runs 3 balls
Mathews c Ashwin b Khan 14 runs 10 balls 1 four
Chandimal not out 2 runs 2 balls
Extras (lb 3, w 11) 14
Total (50 overs) 320/4
Fall of wickets
- 1-49 (Jayawardene, 11.6 ov), 2-249 (Sangakkara, 43.2 ov), 3-279 (Perera, 45.3 ov), 4-309 (Mathews, 48.5 ov)
- Zaheer Khan 9 ov 61/1
Praveen Kumar 9 ov 64/1
Umesh Yadav 8 ov 56/0
Jadeja 9 ov 43/1
Ashwin 10 ov 52/0
Sehwag 3 ov 24/0
Raina 2 ov 17/0
India innings (target: 321 runs from 50 overs)
- Sehwag c Dilshan b Maharoof 30 runs 16 balls 5 4s 1 six
Tendulkar lbw b Malinga 39 runs 30 balls 5 4s
Gambhir run out 63 runs 64 balls 4 4s
Kohli not out 133 runs 86 balls 16 4s 2 6s
Raina not out 40 runs 24 balls 3 4s 1 six
Extras (b 4, lb 6, w 6) 16
Total (36.4 overs) 321/3
Fall of wickets
- 1-54 (Sehwag, 6.2 ov), 2-86 (Tendulkar, 9.2 ov), 3-201 (Gambhir, 27.3 ov)
- Malinga 7.4 ov 96/1
Kulasekara 8 ov 71/0
Maharoof 3 ov 21/1
Perera 7 ov 59/0
Mathews 7 ov 44/0
Herath 4 ov 20/0